Psychosocial Capacity Building – Providers Wanted

NCPHN is now seeking proposals from experienced providers to deliver psychosocial capacity building activities to people with severe mental illness.

What is psychosocial support?

Psychosocial support, in partnership with families and carers, provides a range of non-clinical community-based supports to achieve mental health recovery goals. Reviews of the effectiveness of psychosocial support services have highlighted strong evidence for the value of capacity building activities that work with people to enhance their ability to manage mental illness, improve relationships with family and others, and increase social and economic participation.

Who can access it?

People with severe mental illness who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and who are not receiving psychosocial services through programs such as Partners in Recovery (PIR), Day to Day Living (D2DL) or the Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) service.

And if anyone asks?

The Request for Proposals (RFP) process is managed via the NCPHN Tenderlink Portal.

The closing time and date for lodgement of proposals is 6pm on 26 April 2019.

Anyone wishing to review the RFP documents must register on Tenderlink to access these, and all enquiries must be submitted through the portal.

Click here for more information on psychosocial support.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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